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Youth Sports Roundup: Dawson County has two Mountain League champions, middle school pair selected to regional Army Bowl team
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The Dawson County second-grade youth football team rides through the Dawsonville Christmas parade on their commemorative float. - photo by Rio White

In the past month, a few local youth sports teams and individuals have made some notable achievements. 

Dawson County’s second-grade youth football team played in their Super Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 5, winning a thriller against White County 32-26.

A week earlier, the Dawson County elementary girls flag football team won their Super Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 29, in a 7-6 victory over Fannin County.

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The Dawson County elementary girls flag football team also had a float at the Dawsonville Christmas Parade. - photo by Rio White

The two Super Bowl-winning teams and a group of youth cheerleaders were recognized at a Dawson County Board of Commissioners meeting last week.

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In late October, a pair of Dawson County Middle School football players earned regional recognition, with defensive back Nate Grizzle and quarterback Brody Sorensen selected to a U.S Army Bowl regional team based in Cobb County. 

Grizzle and Sorensen participated in a series of competitive tryouts held at North Cobb Christian High School, where middle schoolers from all over North Georgia put their skills to the test. 

The tryouts were presided by a committee of coaches with experience on nearly every level of football — from youth up to the NFL.

In addition to their skills, Grizzle and Sorensen were selected to the regional team based on coachability and attitude.

As a result of their selection to the regional team, the two Tigers will now have the opportunity to try out for the Georgia state-wide middle school team that will play at the U.S. Army Bowl the week of Dec. 11 in Frisco, Texas.

From the time of their selection to the regional team until the first week of December, Grizzle and Sorensen will face teams from Gwinnett County and the Macon area to determine if they will get to represent the entire state of Georgia.

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